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Re: poll ideas quest 2009 (aluminium age)

by ambrus (Abbot)
on Apr 01, 2009 at 09:47 UTC ( #754658=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to poll ideas quest 2009

Future historians will find that the material characteristic to the era starting now is…

(4000-2001 BC was copper age, 2000-1 BC was bronze age, 1-2000 AD was iron age.)

  • aluminium
  • plastic
  • oil
  • water
  • carbon dioxide
  • copper again
  • iron again
  • silicon
  • salt

Update: ramrod makes a valid point, maybe “uranium” or “hydrogen” should be added as well.

Update: appeared as Future historians will find that the material characteristic of the current era is....

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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2009
by ramrod (Curate) on Apr 01, 2009 at 14:09 UTC
    How about nuclear . . .

    Of course, noo-klee-er and noo-kyuh-ler would need to be considered to avoid controversy.
      I think 'unclear' should also be there, not only for typos and also as it seems a very valid option...
Re^2: poll ideas quest 2009
by moritz (Cardinal) on Apr 01, 2009 at 09:53 UTC
    Not quite a material, but I'd call it the electricity age...

    Maybe add 'electron' as a material?

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[Veltro]: ok, but nm. I meant the solution as a whole actually. Not sincerely the apps that use it
[marto]: and not long ago it wasn't feasible for anyone really to create a finger print of all known music to compare samples against...
[marto]: if you're living in the cloud, you're going to get rained on :P
[Veltro]: feasible in the sense of 'making money'?
[marto]: if your app just calls a remote or third party service to do the task, you app does not 'do the task', it's just a messenger
[marto]: in the sense that for various values of "a while ago" it would not have been possible (and arguable still isn't) to have a fingerprint of every piece of commercially released music to compare against.
[marto]: a co-worker refers to the late 1980s as "a while ago"

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